Juvenile hasn’t pooped

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Juvenile hasn’t pooped

Postby beardiebaby19 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:24 pm

My 10 month old has been acting a bit different the last week. He seems really tired (though he still moves around and eats fine). He hasn’t pooped in 4 days, which is unusual for him. He usually poops every other day, though I understand they aren’t always constant. He hasn’t eaten as many veggies as he used to (though he is getting older). These behaviors are all of a sudden, and I would almost expect them as he grows up, though I want to make sure this isn’t something that I’m ignoring. Is this just him getting older? He is a couple of months away from being a year old, and I know everything slows down then.
Husbandry:
40 G (moving soon to 50 G)
Tile substrate
Basking temps: around 110 F
Cooler side: 80 F
Fed BSFL twice a day, dubias often
Veggies: collard greens, mustard greens, endive, bell peppers, butternut squash

He hasn’t lost weight, so I’m not worried at the moment, but at this point, does it seem serious? I will update if anything changes. I did give him some olive oil, which should help (he’s eaten some dubias and mealworms in the last few days, so I don’t want those to stay in!). Anything else I should do or keep an eye on?
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Re: Juvenile hasn’t pooped

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:34 pm

You did not mention a UVB-- do you have a UVB if so what is it brand and bulb coil or tube and where in the tank is it top of screen or inside the tank
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Re: Juvenile hasn’t pooped

Postby beardiebaby19 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:35 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You did not mention a UVB-- do you have a UVB if so what is it brand and bulb coil or tube and where in the tank is it top of screen or inside the tank
Karrie

My bad I completely forgot! I have a 10.0 t5 uvb tube on top of his mesh screen that sits about 10 inches from the nearest basking side. Still has a few months until it needs to be replaced.
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Re: Juvenile hasn’t pooped

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:45 pm

It is not uncommon for them not to not poop for long periods of time --- if your concerned you can give him a nice warm bath and message his abdomen- also you can feed him some shredded raw sweet potato or unsweetened applesauce or baby prunes w/ a little olive oil -- mine has quit pooping everyday as well but if your basking temps and UVB are in good standing he will go -- I would change out your UVB about a month prior to when its due -- also I would adjust your basking temps down a little as well --- mine turned a year old this last weekend and they tend to like cooler temps as they get older -- I have a piece of decor in my tanks that offer different gradient heats for them to sit lay and stand against - in the morning they are sitting on the highest part to warm up but by afternoon they have moved to the floor of the tank and lay under the basking lights or are sitting in different spots of the decor --- look on petsmarts website they have really good decor pieces of dragons -
https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/PetSmart/5290971 this piece is one I use and it lays different ways for the to use https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/PetSmart/5290969 and this piece I have too- the bigger one that I posted they use the most ---
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